One of the most difficult times of parenting is when our children are sick. Not only do they require extra attention (and love!), but no mother wants to see her child feeling awful. All we want to do is take away their pain. Us mamas need all the help we can get when we’re tending to our sick babies, and there are some amazing hacks out there! Check out this list of brilliant mom hacks for sick kids to get them feeling back to normal in no time.

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Source: LoveZilla.net

1. Use Your Medicine Bottle To Track Doses

When you have a sick child that needs antibiotics, its of utmost important that you accurately track doses. Certain medications require multiple doses a day, and when your main concern is tending to your ill child, it can be easy to question if you missed a dose!

Thank you LoveZilla.net for showing us this hack, and check out her site for some other amazing ideas on parenting!

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2. Marshmallows Can Help A Sore Throat

Sore throats are hard on kids (heck, hard on us adults too!) and it’s hard to know how to best help relieve their pain. Many children are too young to effectively suck on lozenges due to a choking risk. As it turns out, eating a few marshmallows can help dull throat pain!  Apparently, the gelatin in the marshmallows is helpful in soothing throat irritation. Its worth a shot!

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3. Remove Splinters With Baking Soda

Kids get splinters all the time and removing them is the worst! Not only are kids inherently squirmy, but they also don’t like the idea of something hurting. It’s nearly impossible to get them to sit still while you try and dig out a splinter, and it’s very easy to just make it worse. An easy trick it to take some baking soda and just enough water to make a paste. Smooth the paste on the splinter area, and then cover with a bandaid. Let the mixture sit for up to 24 hours, and when you remove it, the skin should have pushed the splinter to within reach to remove!

Karly Wood

Karly Wood

Editor at Red Tricycle
I'm a born and bred Southern California native and currently the editor of Life As Mama and a writer for Red Tricycle . I get to share my life with my husband of 13 years and our beautiful, 5-year old daughter. In my free time you'll catch me cheering for the Dodgers, cooking, baking, reading, crafting and probably watching a little HGTV!

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